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Other what have u done on ur disco today

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by gstuart, Oct 31, 2016.

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  1. HasisD

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    Fair point!
     
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    Shimsteriom Purveyor of LZ Caps

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    Finally had the new air bags and height sensors fitted... why I ever thought that replacing the air bags with coils was a good idea, god alone knows. :oops:
    The roads are still bumpy, but the ride is soooo much betterer. :D
    Need two new bump stops on the back though as the current ones are perished. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, I'm pleased with myself.
    Yesterday I followed Discovery2's advice and replaced my crank pulley, without removing the rad.
    Had to use the 'extension bar and turn the ignition' method to get the bolt undone [having removed the fuel pump relay first]...cripes that's on tight.
    In reassembling, the handmade bracing tool worked to perfection and now...no more sqeak on turning the ignition off and I hope no more intermittent fan-belt sqeal (time and a few more miles will tell).
    It just sounds so much better all around than I was anticipating, especially given that there were no real signs of failure in the pulley I removed, other than slightly aging rubber in the outer ring.

    This is really solid advice and a great resource
    http://www.discovery2.co.uk/CrankPulley.html
     
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    Was putting diesel into daughters Disco 2 before we went on a Green Road run off the £40 I put in £20 ended up on the garage fourcourt :mad: Stripped the back out to get to access hatch. Turns out not to be the usual leaky pipes or pump seal but a bloody mouse has chewed the 90degree bend for the filler breather on the tank:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: 2nd hand tank ordered from Ebay and fuel pump as thats been nearly chewed throu. Whilst rear interior was stripped decided to drop headlining to find/fix leaky sunroof. £400 lighter and a list of jobs to do on my next day off in a fortnight :(:(:(:(
     
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    Them pesky meeces get everywhere!
     
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    Traps set all around outside and inside just in case but I think it's old damage that the previous owner had done a bodge repair too it used to be kept in a barn and there is signs of mouse damaged to insulation/sound deadening and i've had to change brake fluid reservoir and various other bits in engine bay. Tbh first time since daughter got the disco that tanks been filled or tried to fill
     
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    They also really love to dine on wiring insulation, so be prepared for unusual electrical behaviour, as if there isn't enough elastictrickery on the D2 already.
     
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    Waved at it in passing today! still looks good does a TD5, but hey move on and see what the future holds!
     
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    This is what i found when i changed the bias plate. 20180105_111732.jpg
     
  10. Shimsteriom

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    Nuffin' coz it aint broke :eek:
     
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    Today I can confidently confirm that the combination of an engine bay sqeak when switching the ignition off with intermittent fanbelt slippage [and squeal] in 1st and 2nd under acceleration *IS* an indicator of a fatigued crank pulley.

    The truck is sounding lovely again...and no leaks ;)
     
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    Now that the backend has been returned to air, I've fitted two new bump stops. Just as well as the rubber on the old ones just came away in my hand leaving the brackets behind :eek::rolleyes:
     
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    Sigh...driving back from Lancaster last night and both the squeal and then the squeak returned. Obviously concerned that the crank pulley really did need the full 340ftlb of torque recommended and had undone itself as a result of my deficient, even if best, efforts to reach something like that. So this morning fan off belt off, engine start. The pulley is a tight as a tight thing. Belt back on...belt squeal under throttle, but no pulley squeak on engine off.

    I'm just fed up with it at the moment.
     
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    I have heard some members say that they eliminated the squeal by changing the drive belt for a different make. I take it you have replaced the belt tensioner too.
     
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    Thanks Brian. Yes. the sqeal started halfway through our trip to Devon and Cornwall, on a day we weren't towing. I changed the belt and the tensioner the next day, the squeal lessened but then came back as the new belt stretched. So now it's got new crank pulley, new tensioner, year-old ACE-blanking pulley, 6-month old PAS pump (old pulley) and everything is whirring around straight as a die. I'm flummoxed (which isn't uncommon TBH)
     
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    Use a genuine belt, it worked for me
     
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    Thanks John. I'm going through Settle today so I'll pick one up from Ribblesdale and report back
    Fingers crossed
     
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    I thoroughly cleaned all three of my windshield wiper blades with a paper towel and white vinegar.
    You don't realize how filthy those things get! Yeeeeeeeuuuuuck!![​IMG]
     
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    Checked my windscreen wipers a couple of days ago, what with the forecast of heavy rain from "Storm Callum" and found that they were starting to split at the ends so I ordered a new set which arrived this morning ...... just in time for me to say to myself, "Not in this *$^&%" weather, I'll leave it 'til it stops raining".
    Managed to get a dry(ish) five minutes this afternoon to fit the new ones .... and it hasn't rained since!
     
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    So, popped into Ribblesdale LR yesterday and got 10% discount on a genuine part fan belt (I put on 'the face' and the manager took pity on me). Still £35 though o_O
    First impressions...the genuine part immediately seemed different from the (squealing) Bearmach "OEM" belt that I'm replacing...but that's probably cognitive bias
    However, on fitting the belt...it just slipped straight on. We really wrestled to get the Bearmach belt on 3 weeks ago...so that WAS different. Maybe I had bought the wrong Bearmach belt**, but we're talking, at most, 5-10mm in length that appears to have made a huge amount of difference.
    Driving up the road, nothing, silence.
    I've spoken too soon on this before, but I did some rev testing that was slipping the belt before and today, nothing. So maybe this is it.
    We're off with a car load of family to Hardraw Force tomorrow, so if it's back to square one I'll be back here whinging again...but fingers crossed.

    In the meantime, @johnlad ...looks like good advice...thank you!! It's genuine belts for me from now on.

    **as stated I've removed ACE
     
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